Education is the future of our world, and the best tool for improving the situation of those in need who are not always able to stand up and speak up for themselves. Therefore, I have dedicated the last  ten years to supporting young people in the difficult times of transition.

I have wide experience of volunteering and working with young people who have a wide range of learning, behavioural and social issues, which I gained thanks to my work in the charity sector (I have worked in four different countries, in over ten different organisations). I was coordinating services for young wheelchair users with a range of physical and mental disabilities, providing learning support to youth who are on the autistic spectrum, managing various services helping disadvantaged young people, foster families, ensuring educational assistance to refugees and immigrants’ children. I coordinated and managed, among others, Big Brother Big Sister Programmes, Human Capital schemes, and Let’s Know Us and Our World – a project I designed that was awarded funding by the European Commission. I also co-coordinated local European Voluntary Service groups for refugees, a Cross-border Partnership Sustainability project, and a National Food Collection.

In all these roles, I supported people, providing them with training and educational packages in order to improve their knowledge and facilitate further development. Additionally, as part of my education I became a qualified teacher and obtained a Bachelor and Master degrees in Law (specialisation in criminology) and Philology (specialisation in culture and philosophy).

B. Franklin said: “Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn” – during my adventure with TwentyTwenty, I hope to involve and engage as many volunteers and  disadvantaged young people in need as possible in order to build a brighter future for each of them, our local community and the future of humankind. Therefore please come and join me on this journey to a better tomorrow!